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Indian Chiefs: Additions to Personal Headings

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Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 12:00:43 -0800

From: Paul Adasiak

Subject: Indian chiefs: additions to personal headings

For American Indian leaders, is there any precedent for adding a title

or a tribe's/nation's name?

I'm updating our records for the recently deceased David Salmon, chief

of the Gwich'in Athapascan Indians. He seems not to exist as an author

(except as the interviewee in our oral history tapes), but he was often

known as "Chief Salmon".

Between my library's catalog, my periodicals index, and OCLC, he seems

to be known in a number of forms, with and without: dates, "Reverend",

"Rev. (Episcopal)", "Father", "Chief", and "Chief (Gwich'in Athapascan

Indians)". (Plainly we have some cleaning up to do.)

His chiefhood seems analagous to nobility, so I have half a mind to use

'Salmon, David, Chief'. Do heads of indigenous people's nations get the

nobility treatment? Or would it be better simply to use birth and death

dates?

--Paul

Paul Adasiak, Alaska and Polar Regions Department Metadata Coordinator

Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska

Fairbanks Alaska & Polar Periodical Index: http://goldmine.uaf.edu/aprindex/

Alaska's Digital Archives: http://vilda.alaska.edu/


Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 15:54:33 -0500

From: Michael Klossner

Subject: Re: Indian chiefs: additions to personal headings

> For American Indian leaders, is there any precedent for adding atitle

> or a tribe's/nation's name? I'm updating our records for the recently

> deceased David Salmon, chief of the Gwich'in Athapascan Indians.

In OCLC name-subject search, search "chief" in "personal names." You

get hundreds of tribal chiefs. Most of them, however, are traditional tribal

names such as Cochise,/c Apache chief, /d(dates). People with

a surname and a given name seem not to get a /c for a tribal title.

For instance, 100 Seltice, Joseph,/d[dates] has a 400 for Chief Joseph

Seltice. Perhaps you should use 100 Salmon, David,/d[dates] with a

400 for Salmon, David,/cGwich'in Athapascan chief,/d[dates].

Michael Klossner

Arkansas State Library


Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 17:37:04 -0700

From: James Bowman

Subject: Indian chiefs: additions to personal headings

Under AACR2 the Library of Congress practice is to NOT add titles in

subfield c to headings for Indian chiefs. There are numerous old bib

records showing chiefs with titles in LC's catalog but if a name is

needed for use in new cataloging and a name authority record needs to be

created, such headings are traced as references and coded "old catalog

heading." Cf. Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse.

Jim Bowman

Library of Congress (Ret.)

 

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